So to celebrate his time on the show following his unexpected death on Jan. 9, the show honored its first-ever host with a tribute by current host Alfonso Ribeiro, who called Saget a “legend” and “family member.”
“Bob Saget is synonymous with AFV to this day,” Ribeiro said. “This show wouldn’t have been the same without his unique sense of humor. It’s been my honor to continue carrying the torch Bob so brightly lit. Take a look back at Bob being Bob.”
Ribeiro’s opening words then transitioned into some highlights from Saget’s time on-air, including some hilarious stunts that featured the OG theme playing in the background. Also in the clip was a segment from the show’s 20th anniversary special, with former host Tom Bergeron chopping it up with Saget as he explained some of his classic catchphrases.
“By now, pretty much the world has heard of Bob Saget’s passing Sunday morning,” a caption on the show’s YouTube channel reads, urging fans to donate to a cause close to Bob’s heart in the Scleroderma Research Foundation. “Bob was the backbone of a TV show that has gone on to entertain not only America, but the world. Bob made us smile, he made us laugh out loud and, oftentimes, he would make us giggle. A comedy legend. A kind soul. Our dear friend. We will miss you, Bob.”